Top 3 Philadelphia Eagles concerns heading into Week 1

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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1. How banged up is Carson Wentz? Can this Philadelphia Eagles team start fast?

Okay, so maybe that’s two questions, but they’re inherently tied to one another. There’s an old saying, though it’s hard to remember who said it, that references the fact that every stereotype has a little truth to it. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be stereotypes.

Carson Wentz’s thing is less about stereotypical theory and more about the fact that, though it may be unfair to label him as being injury-prone, you can see where the sentiment comes from. Even still, if Jadeveon Clowney goes ‘Hulk Smash’ on the back of anyone’s head, there figures to be some sort of negative effect coming.

Regardless of what side you’re on with that discussion, when everyone saw that Carson Wentz was sitting out of practice late in camp, there were a few moans and groans. Thankfully, ’11’ is fine, and after dealing with what’s been described as ‘groin tightness’, Philly’s star will be a full participant at practice leading up to Week 1’s game.

Now, the question is whether or not the Eagles get out of the gates early as opposed to what they did in 2018 and 2019, struggle to hover around .500 and make a run late. If that late-season magic we saw during the 2018 and 2019 regular seasons starts in September, this team could make it easy on themselves for a change.